Atheists Not To Be Feared!
I am a scientist and a Christian. I have all my logical faculties and I have my faith. They are not separate compartments of my life, nor are they at odds with each other. I don't take things I investigate scientifically on faith and just explain away something as "God made it that way" or whatever, nor do I look at some scientific finding and say "There is no need for God now, we know how this is done".
With that as a primer, I don't preach to others nor do I want to be preached to. I have my guiding principles and I take new information in stride and incorporate it into my worldview. I love having discussions with people about any and every topic, but it must be entered into with an open mind. We can't have a conversation (Or at least not a good one) if both sides aren't willing to consider the other's opinions and possibly change their views. I think this is why people get so upset over the topics of religion and politics. Most people have made up their minds and don't want to hear anything that doesn't align with their beliefs. People are not able to have the cognitive dissonance that while they support a certain viewpoint, there are holes in it or unexplained parts. Just because you are a Democrat doesn't mean you have to support every party belief and endorse every Democratic political officer. Same is true in religion. Just because you are a Christian doesn't mean you have to agree with every other Christian (Or even everyone in your denomination). I try my hardest not to judge people based on how they identify (A Democratic Christian, or a Republican Muslim, etc). I like to talk to people and see what they really believe and have intelligent and thoughtful discussions with them about how they came to their beliefs or why they hold them. Even if I agree, it is always interesting the many paths that lead to the 'same conclusion'.